INTERNET POKER LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT OF 2016

Poker players across Florida have come together to forward new legislation to authorize intrastate Internet poker in Florida in 2016. The bill provisions provide strong consumer protections for players, while reserving poker site branding and player access strictly to state-licensed cardroom operators. Under our bill:

Our draft bill is 36 pages long, covering all aspects of authorizing, licensing and regulating Internet poker within the state of Florida. The complete bill is available for download on our website:

http://ipokerflorida.com/legislation/

With the likely changes to the Seminole compact and Florida gambling statutes coming this year and next, the time is right to petition the legislature to allow Florida cardrooms to take this Internet industry out of the hands of scofflaw offshore sites and into the hands of authorized Florida businesses. We hope to work together with legislators, the Florida cardroom operators and the poker networks, in partnership with our grassroots campaign by the players, to bring about introduction and passage of the bill in 2016.